Jo Gane: Photographic Artist & Educator

Swiss Cottage Gallery Pinhole photography workshop

I'll be running a free Pinhole photography workshop at Swiss Cottage Gallery as part of Cityread London on Sunday May 16th 2015. Come along for a chance to make your own camera using recycled materials and photograph the area around the gallery using slow exposures to create a ghostly vision of London which links with Cityread's focus on Ben Aaronovitch's 'Rivers of London'. More information is here.

BOM talk now online

A video of my talk at BOM on 10th April 2015 about the research I'm doing into Dags along with my project about Jo Beck's missing sculpture is now online, you can view it here

Project Daguerreotype Blog

I've set up the blog ProjectDag to record my progress as I begin to work with Daguerreotypes this year as the project is gaining momentum and needs its own space. 

You can access it here or at

Have a look to see the laser cut Wolcott camera I have recently created, courtesy of Guy Brown.

Open Submission Exhibition Opportunity

I'm pleased to invite submissions for a group exhibition of emerging to mid-career artists supported by Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts. The exhibition will be held at BOM (Birmingham Open Media) throughout September 2015. Selected artists will receive a fee of £300 to produce work for the exhibition. Work submitted must respond to the brief below, however the way in which work relates to the brief is left open to interpretation.


In 1961 Nuneaton Museum purchased a sculpture by Julian Henry Beck, an artist, engineer and photographer. This sculpture has since gone missing and all that remains is the truncated accession record. Artists are invited to produce a version of this sculpture in any media based upon the information that has been recorded. This may take any form and could also be based on more ephemeral elements of the sculpture such as what it would sound or smell like. As the accession record exists as digital data, submissions that interpret the data using digital technologies and processes are particularly encouraged.

For more details on how to apply please download the PDF here

BOM Research Talk

I'll be talking about the beginnings of my research into early photographic processes and a collaborative project to remake a lost sculpture by Julian Henry Beck on Friday 10th April 2015 at 12.30pm at BOM.

This talk was postponed from Wednesday 25th March due to unforseen circumstances.

For more details, please click here for more details on the BOM website.